You might not know that when you give birth, if you choose to you can have a Syntocinon Injection in your leg to help you deliver the placenta fully. This injection can be given to manage the 3rd stage of Labour. The reason that Syntocinon is given to manage the 3rd stage of labour is that it will help the womb to contract. The placenta needs to separate from the womb in order for it to be delivered. This injection will not only speed up the delivery of the pacenta, it will also help prevent any heavy bleeding after the birth.
It is usually given though a drip which goes straight into a vein. This is when it has been used to induce or help labour to happen. Your Midwife will slowly increase the dose until contractions start properly and labour properly establishes.
If you haven’t had it to start to help labour to happen. Your midwife will inject it into the muscle in your higher thigh. This will be done either just as the baby’s shoulder is delivered or immediately after birth. Either way, will help the placenta detach itself from the womb so you can deliver it fully.
Some women are not aloud to have this injection but your midwife will decide if this is a suitable injection for you. But there are other ways for you to deliver the pacenta and your midwife will help this happen for you. So don’t worry, if the injection is not suitable for you. There will be another way for it to be delivered.
Thank You for Reading and I hope you have learnt something about what will happen during your labour.
Bambi x and Bump x